not sure how it works in the US, but I know that demand is just as high there as it is here, and there are waiting lists for the MINI.azzurribaggio said:Hi guys,
Below is a breakdown of the car I'd like to purchase. Now I have a few questions.
Did everyone who purchased their MINIs here start the negotiations off by asking for a dealers best price above the base INVOICE price (minus the options, just the base price)and work from there? Also this might be a stupid question but has anyone bought their MINIs below INVOICE price? I recently bought a 2004 BMW 330ci and this was my strategy when I bought my car and it worked very well. Now I don't know what the demand for the MINI is but I recently got an email from a dealer where he said straight off the prices on MINIs are not negotiable and that they sell them for the MSRP price and nothing else. I wanted to know if that was true or not.
Also does anyone know if this forum has any resident MINI salespeople which I can ask about these questions?
Thanks so much for the advice I'm looking forward to joining the MINI world are well!!! Great cars!!!
2005 MINI Cooper 2dr Hatchback
Base Price $16,449 $14,887
Destination $550 $550
Selected Options $4,350 $3,915
Total Price $21,349 $19,352
Option Description MSRP Invoice
STDEN Engine: 1.6L I-4 16V OHC STD STD
205 Transmission: CVA $1,300 $1,170
STDTR Tires:175/65R15 All SeasonSTD STD
306 Wheels: 15" 7-Hole Alloy STD STD
STDST Front Bucket Seats STD STD
K7~~ Leatherette Upholstery STD STD
PAINT Monotone Paint Application STD STD
382 White Roof N/C N/C
609 Navigation System $1,700 $1,530
650 Radio:AM/FM Stereo w/CD STD STD
ZPP Premium Package w/547/609 $1,350 $1,215
Description MSRP Invoice
Exterior Chili Red N/C N/C
Interior Leatherette Black
I just ordered my new MINI visited the 4 local dealers, told them all that their was 4 of them that were up for getting my order of £23k, so who would give me the best deal?
No prices were moved from the price list, no matter what or if they lost the sale to their competitors
The only think I found that was up for negotiation was the trade in value of my current MCS and a few pounds, I mean few off the fitting price of dealer accessories
So if you manage to get anything off the list price you will be more than lucky, but you know if you are buying a MINI that residuals are high and the car will retain a high % of its sale value
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